Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable agriculture and food security, is visiting the University of Nebraska this week and will be available to meet with members of the media today after he delivers a lecture on UNL’s East Campus.
Swaminathan will deliver the first Heuermann Lecture on meeting the world’s growing food needs at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Hardin Hall, 33rd and Holdrege streets. Following the lecture, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Swaminathan will be available for interviews in Room 163 of Hardin Hall. He will be joined by NU President James B. Milliken and Ronnie Green, vice president and vice chancellor of the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The Heuermann Lectures are a new public lecture series focusing on agriculture. The lectures are made possible through a gift from B. Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips, Neb. Swaminathan’s participation in the Heuermann Lectures comes at the invitation of Milliken and the university’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute.
Swaminathan is the first World Food Prize laureate, a member of the upper house of Parliament in India and chairman of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He is known as the “Father of the Green Revolution” in India for helping the country significantly improve its agricultural production.
Swaminathan’s lecture is titled “Food Security in an Era of Price Volatility and Climate Change.”
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